Microsoft is testing Xbox party chat on Android and iOS

Microsoft is testing Xbox party chat on Android and iOS

The beta Xbox app for Android is available immediately with the party chat support, and you can sign-up to test party chat on iOS using Microsoft's form. Plus, you will be able to communicate with players in the Party chat even though you are away from your Xbox.

Microsoft is testing Xbox party chat on Android and iOS

It appears Microsoft is testing this feature to allow you to interact with your Xbox party similar to how it's done on the Nintendo Switch (via Engadget). Rolling out through the Xbox beta app on Google Play, Android users can now maintain their conversation through their smartphone, instead of the feature being tied exclusively to your console. The Redmond house has not announced a specific release date for the public to enjoy this feature, but it is likely that the wait is not very long.

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Now accessible on the Xbox Beta app and first spotted by Reddit users, the new feature makes it possible to use the Xbox mobile app to take part in party chats when you can't be at your console.

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If you have the Xbox beta app on Android, let us know what you think of this feature and if you would use it frequently. You can pick up the app via iPhone and Android right now, though this isn't considered an "official" announcement just yet as Microsoft hasn't made any kind of statement about it.

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